Episode 29: Amateur Childbirth; Bitch Prefect


Episode 29 of Live Delay takes a slight change of pace from recent episodes. We catch a live set with Brisbane artist Amateur Childbirth as well as revist a great performance by pop band Bitch Prefect.

Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane in May 2013.

Amateur Childbirth is the stage name of Brisbane artist Ivan Matthew. Influenced by the work of Henry Miller, he’s an artist unafraid to delve into uncomfortable subject, illuminating everyday events with a cynical but earnest take on modern society – done all with just an acoustic guitar.

Live Delay were fortunate to be present to record Amateur Childbirth when he took the stage at Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of the Guilt Retreat – a multi-disciplinary visual and musical arts series. Tune in to hear some honest live music.

Find out more about Amateur Childbirth.

Feature interview: Ivan Matthew of Amateur Childbirth.

Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Harry Byrne.
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane in August 2012.

Bitch Prefect are Pat Telfer, Scott O’Hara and Liam Kenny and once upon a time emerged from a sharehouse in Adelaide, but, like so many other bands do, moved to Melbourne a few years back. In 2012 they put out their debut record via bedroom suck by the name of ‘Big Time’, a well-received release that featured the deliciously depressing but wholly relatable single ‘Bad Decisions’. The band managed to make it up to Brisbane in August 2012 during the launch tour for Big Time and played 4ZZZ’s GET HAPPIER festival and we were fortunate enough to be present to get a recording.

Find out more about Bitch Prefect.

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Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 2 August 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Ivan Matthew, Will Clarke, Dusty Anastassiou, Harry Byrne, Andrew McLellan.

AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Decommissioned Antibiotics
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Malcom’s Rainbow Blows Light Across His Arterial Database
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Menopause in Reverse
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – P.S. I Had To Leave The Country
BITCH PREFECT – Holiday in America
BITCH PREFECT – Better Next Time
BITCH PREFECT – Messing Around
BITCH PREFECT – Bad Decisions

Episode 18: Sky Needle; Slug Guts; Outerwaves

Sky Needle

Sky Needle

Episode 18 of Live Delay goes a bit left of field – swimming in the obscure, the esoteric, occasionally coming up to breathe when the moment suits. In this episode we hear from SKY NEEDLE, captured live in Brisbane at 4ZZZ’s Get Happier festival back in August 2012. Also, the episode plays host the sludgy and alcoholic punk of SLUG GUTS, as well as the ambient noise of OUTERWAVES.

Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Henry Mills.
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane.

Experimental noise with rock show dynamics, Sky Needle take a post-industrial chainsaw to song making, creating new, often challenging but always engaging, musical clamour.

Originally hailing from Brisbane, the The primary protagonists in the group include Sarah Byrne, Alex Cuffe, Michael Donnelly, Ross Manning, and Joel Stern and they play a range of homemade instruments that are almost too bizarre to judiciously describe. Amongst the collection, the band feature percussive instruments welded together from bike parts, air pumps that plug into digital effects pedal and other twangy instruments constructed from found parts.

The band released the well-received Rave Cave in 2012 and they managed to play the 4ZZZ Get Happier in August of the same year where we were fortunate enough to record them live on stage.

Find out more about Sky Needle.

Recorded and mixed by Liza Harvey.
Recorded at Totally Autumn, Newcastle, 2011.

We showcase a quick and nasty set from Brisbane punk rock outfit Slug Guts. It’s short and to the point, but you’ll get a good taste of what they’re about – rollicking noisy guitars overdubbed with a sense of alcoholic dread. It’s great stuff. These couple of songs were recorded some time ago at Totally Autumn in 2011 in Newcastle.

Find out more about Slug Guts.

Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham.

Our next dose of live tunes is from electronic artist Dominic Stephens – who occasionally operates under the moniker Outerwaves.
You may know Stephens from other groups such as Oh Ye Denver Birds and Nimble Animal. Outerwaves, however, is a solo project where Stephens can embrace his pop and hip hop interests in a bit more of an intimate fashion.

Find out more about Outerwaves.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 17 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Henry Mills, Liza Harvey, Sky Kirkham.